Premiere: August 17, 2021 at Noorderzon Festival Performing Arts & Society
“To live is to pass from one space to another, while doing your very best not to bump yourself.” – Georges Perec
In a dynamic crossover of dance theater, videography and live music, ONE shows the kaleidoscopic story of O. For this young, anonymous woman, the natural connection between her inner world and the outer world has been broken. She is in isolation and tries to relate to her environment. Until she suddenly does cross the threshold. The outside world turns out to be too overwhelming and she withdraws again.
We are inspired by stories of hikikomori, Japanese (young) persons who completely withdraw from society. Sometimes they do not leave their room for years. Against these emotional stories, we juxtapose the observational language of Georges Perec, a French writer who wrote the collection Espèce d’espaces in the 1970s. In this collection he forensically examines the concept we have of space.
MADE WITH AND BY Veerle Van Overloop, Olympia Kotopoulos, Isabela Manea, Olav Huizer, Joachim Rümke, Jelle Valk, Judith Blankenberg, etc.
PRODUCED BY ShELFISH in CO-PRODUCTION with Grand Theatre